Days after the European Union, Mexico, and Canada announced plans for retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports, including U.S. Whiskey and Bourbon, an East Tennessee U.S. Representative shares his thoughts.
One of which: how the the 15%-25% tariffs could affect Tennessee whiskey sales.
“Our great state of Tennessee has long benefited from free trade, not just in our commerce center, but in agricultural center as well,” said Rep. Chuck Fleischmann.
Fleischmann says on industries like whiskey, pork, and cattle the tariffs go against what he says he’s always believed: free trade.
“That relationship has been tried as of late. We need to make sure that the U.S. has a solid manufacturing base and can export it’s goods elsewhere. I hope that Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau would reconsider,” said Fleischmann.
On the G-7 Summit:
“This is a historic opportunity for president trump to sit down possibly and hopefully denuclearize that peninsula to get North Korea to give up those weapons,” said Fleischmann.